World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries.
It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
Different countries celebrate it in many ways and activities may include street rallies and parades, as well as concerts, tree planting, and clean-up campaigns. This annual event is used to enhance political attention and action towards improving the environment. It also provides an opportunity to sign or ratify international environmental conventions.